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Nacho Libre Reviews

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia
November 7, 2012
In a season of smug, telegraphed quirkiness (hello, Little Miss Sunshine), the rambling Nacho Libre, like director Jared Hess' previous Napoleon Dynamite, feels like an original.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
A sweet, offbeat movie about caring for others.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Marder
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
August 25, 2008
Hess has the most languid sense of comic timing since Bill Murray at his peak.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 15, 2007
Director Jared Hess' weapon of choice is his innocence.
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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Physical violence, silliness and gross-out moments (suspect gooey substances flow frequently) abound, but Nacho Libre is not without its occasional charms.
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 13, 2006
A film with a steady stream of laughter enclosed is a great cure for those with the "World Cup" blues.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Todd Hertz
Christianity Today
September 27, 2006
This is all about Jack Black being Jack Black, funny and well-conceived wrestling action, and catch-you-off-guard comedy. Nacho has all of those things in a headlock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
September 8, 2006
It's more outrageous than hilarious, yet Nacho Libre has the same kind of sweet poignancy its filmmaker Jared Hess brought to his 2004 cult hit Napoleon Dynamite.
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
August 21, 2006
Nacho typical comedy
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Future Movies UK
August 19, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
August 18, 2006
Nacho Libre a le mérite d'être une comédie désopilante faisant rire son public par des élans somme toute forts singuliers, mais inspirés, à défaut d'être très subtils
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
August 14, 2006
Beyond its sight gags and kitschy camp appeal, 'Nacho Libre' is a comedy that earns its underdog ambitions.
Full Review | Original Score: A-

Empire Magazine
August 11, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
August 10, 2006
Basically, if you're not already chuckling at the thought of Jack Black wearing a Mexican wrestler's outfit and speaking in a thick Spanish accent then Nacho Libre probably isn't the film for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alan Dale
July 26, 2006
Nacho Libre is all it needs to be--ridiculous from beginning to end.
David N. Butterworth
July 8, 2006
Extremely silly... and surprisingly sweet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin A. Ranson
July 6, 2006
Don't mess with a Missionary man. In tights.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4.0
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
June 24, 2006
Not all the jokes work of course and those that do are almost always repeated, but enough of them do to make it worth the admission.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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